Thursday, 25 July 2013

Interview Infographic

Infographics have become a bit of a trend recently and are increasingly being used on careers websites. Here's an example of one I found on the subject of interviews. As it's a bit small to read properly here, you might want to take a look at the original on

The basic principle is to convey a lot of information in very few words and the use of the various graphics makes the key messages stand out in a way that appeals to the imagination (right side of the brain, Tony Buzan, etc).

One obvious drawback is you have no means of checking the validity of the information provided. Who for example says that 26% of 'warm source' interviews come from company websites?  How do we define a warm or cold source anyway?

Well suffice it to say that this is a pretty good introduction to the wonderful world of job interviews for candidates.  The only comments I would add are:
  • Length of ideal interview answer probably varies from person to person.  Not everyone 'drones on' - a lot of people answer too briefly.
  • A couple of feared questions that could have been added are: "Where do you see yourself in five years' time?" and "What are your greatest strengths and weaknesses?"

It's also apparent that infographics are multiplying like rabbits.  You can even use them to write your CV!

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